|On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, Sam Charters lecture, Jack and jazz, July, 1982. - Charters, Sam|
Sam Charters lecture on Jack Kerouac and jazz at the Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The lecture includes discussions on jazz of the Beat generation, be-bop, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and a recording of Kerouac and Steve Allen reading "Mexico City blues."
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|Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture, Plowing the clouds, July, 1994. - Wilson, Peter Lamborn|
A Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture on the role of the poet in interpreting archaeology, anthropology, and human pre-history. He encourages poets to get involved in learning about these fields and taking on the task of interpreting the evidence, since scientists are reluctant to draw conclusions about the past. Wilson believes that we should move beyond interdisciplinary studies to what he calls "anti-categorization." During the course of the lecture he outlines some of his own ideas about the origin...
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|Jim Carroll reading at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. - Carroll, Jim|
A reading by Jim Carroll, includes musical perfomances with accompaniment by Steven Taylor, of the Fugs, at the Boulder Museum of Contempary Art (BMoCA). The performance includes Carroll's "Facts," "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain," "Train Surfing" and "People Who Died."
Keywords: New American Poetry; political poetry; music and literature; performance poetry
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|Ginsberg Mexico City Blues July 1988 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist.
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|A performance by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Steven Taylor - Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
A performance by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Steven Taylor. The recording includes: Ginsberg accompanied by Taylor performing "1948: A Western Ballad," Hawkins's "Middle-Aged Woman Stardust Rap," and Waldman accompanied by Taylor performing "Contra Chant." Also included is an untitled song performed by Taylor.
Keywords: New American Poetry; Beat Movement; political poetry; Buddhism; performance poetry; Naropa performance
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|Ginsberg and Rothenberg class part 2 Augus 1985 - Ginsberg, Allen; Rothenberg, Jerome|
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg and Jerome Rothenberg class on the voice. They introduce a variety of voice recordings, including poetry in multiple languages, sound poetry, and chanting. They also discuss theories on voice, and the effects of high frequencies as theorized by Antonin Artaud. Ginsberg and Rothenberg comment on the importance of each recording, its place in history, and perform other selected works...
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|Women and the Beats panel, June, 2000. - Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Jones, Hettie; Kyger, Joanne; Vega, Janine Pommy|
A panel of four women writers from the Beat Generation, including Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Hettie Jones, and Janine Pommy Vega, discuss their own work and influences as well as the context and history of the Beat Generation, and their role within that context.
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|Performance July 1984 - Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Orlovsky, Peter; Ortiz, Simon|
Simon Ortiz reads from Fight Back and from Sand Creek. Peter Orlifsky plays a song on banjo, then monologues seeming improved. Diane Di Prima is wished a happy 50th birthday. Allen Ginsberg sings a few songs which are sound like earlier versions than found on Holy Soul Jelly Roll box set, and reads White Shroud. Amiri Baraka delivers a good performance with poems centered around African American history (wise) and Jazz.
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|Poetry reading - Part 1 - Blaser, Robin; Brown, Lee Ann; Ginsberg, Allen; Schelling, Andrew; Taylor, Steven|
First third of an Allen Ginsberg reading of "Pup Tent," "Newt Gingrich," "Skeleton Key," and new words to "Amazing Grace," followed with an introduction by Andrew Schelling of Robin Blaser and Lee Ann Brown reading "Even on Sunday," "Let Down Thy Bars," three versions of "Amazing Grace," "Resistance Play," "A Present Bow
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|Robert Creeley lecture on the imagination of procedure - Part 1 - Creeley, Robert; Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of a lecture by Robert Creeley on the imagination of procedure with advice on Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Robert Frost, and Louis Zukofsky. Also included in this lecture are readings from Pound, Whitman, and Creeley's own works. Allen Ginsberg adds to the lecture by posing a specific question to Creeley about Whitman and Charles Olson. (Continues on 86p022.) Keywords: New American Poetry, objectivist poetry, Black Mountain School, art ...
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|Panel on counter-poetics and opposition, July, 1992. - Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Kyger, Joanne; Waldman, Anne; Wilson, Peter Lamborn|
First half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion...
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|Reading by Ginsberg, Rowan, Brownstein, Whalen, Orlovsky, Waldman September 1976 - Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Orlovsky, Peter; Rowan, Peter; Waldman, Anne; Whalen, Philip|
A reading and musical performance by Allen Ginsberg, Peter Rowan, Michael Brownstein, Philip Whalen, Peter Orlovsky, and Anne Waldman. The reading serves as a fundraiser for Naropa.
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|Kerouac Conference holmes workshop part 4 1982 - Cope, David; Micheline, Jack; Orlovsky, Peter|
This is one of the evening readings of the Kerouac Conference. David Cope reads a selection of poems, they are from a recent book that is published as well as old and new work. Then Jack Micheline reads. I very powerful performance that combines sounds of jazz and his unique way of living. The Orlovsky reads one poem as a favor to the audience. The evening ends.[by Ann] An open reading with David Cope, Jack Micheline, and Peter Orlovsky in a mall in Boulder, Colorado...
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|Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman and Steven Taylor performance, July, 1988. - Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
Second half of a performance of music and poetry by Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, and Allen Ginsberg. Waldman performs "Bardo corridor" and other poems. Ginsberg and Taylor sing "Infant joy" and "The Tiger" by William Blake. Ginsberg reads and sings his own work, including "Spot anger" and many others. (Continued from 88P017)
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|Panel on counter-poetics and opposition, July, 1992. - Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne|
Second half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion...
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|Allen Ginsberg class on vividness and close observation in writing - Part 2 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Charles Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continued from 86p306A.)
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; Buddhism; consciousness and literature
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|Harry Smith lecture on the Native American cosmos, July, 1990. - Smith, Harry|
Harry Smith lecture on mythology and cultural practices in traditional and indigenous cultures. Among other topics, he discusses belief in reincarnation, the ceremonial use of peyote, and creation stories.
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|Allen Ginsberg workshop, Jack Kerouac Conference. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg talks about writing techniques. At the beginning of the workshop, he describes the Naropa custom of bowing to begin an event. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
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|Boulder Theater Naropa Institute reading. - Coolidge, Clark; Creeley, Robert; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Hollo, Anselm|
A reading at the Boulder Theater by Clark Coolidge and Robert Creeley with introductions by Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anselm Hollo. The readings include Coolidge's "City in Regard" and Creeley's "So There," "O Max," "Life," "Helsinki Window," "The Seasons" and "Body." (Continues on 91p071.)
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; performance poetry
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|Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class on Russian Futurists, July, 1981. - Charters, Ann; Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class discussing and reading from Russian Futurists. Topics include Sergei Esenin's book Confessions of a Hooligan, Vladimir Mayakovsky's poem "A Cloud in trousers," Mayakovsky's biography and prison story, rebellion's relationship to Punk, utopian heroic Communism, linguistic exploration, and Lenin and Trotsky on Russia's $150 million loan.
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|Zamora Ferlinghetti poetry reading July 1990 - Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Ginsberg, Allen; Zamora, Daisy|
Daisy Zamora and Lawrence Ferlinghetti read original poetry, Allen Ginsberg reads poems by Nicanor Parra. Zamora's poems also read in English included, "Death's Makeup," and "What Hands in my Hands."
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|Allen Ginsberg class on vividness and close observation in writing - Part 1 - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continues on 86p306B.)
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; Buddhism; consciousness and literature
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|Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs reading, August, 1976. - Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Ginsberg, Allen; Rome, David; Waldman, Anne|
First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg reads "Ayer's rock," "December 1974," "Hospital window," "C'mon Jack," "Don't grow old" and "Father death blues." Waldman reads "Musical garden," "Energy crisis," "Boulder poem" and "Shaman hisses." David Rome reads Trungpa's "Song of the white banner," "Letter to Marpa," "In spring," spontaneous poems, "1111 Pearl Street" and "Zero is nothing." (Continued on 76P123.)
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|Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Michael McClure reading, July, 1989. - Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
First half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Michael McClure with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. Ginsberg sings two songs and reads "Plutonium ode," "Guru blues," and other selections. Waldman's performance includes "Her night" and "De sueno al sueno." (Continued on 89P163)
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|Ginsberg and Capitol Record 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is an odd tape project on one side of a tape that appears to be a private conversation between Ginsberg and other artists that are not names. The conversation is interupted by Phone Calls and abruptly ends. There is a long silence and then there are two songs that are poorly produced that are not given names. Both f these songs appear on the album "Capitol Raspberry". The tape ends in mid-lyric.
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|Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure reading - Part 2 - Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael|
Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure, featuring Ginsberg songs "Guru Blues," and "Gospel Noble Truths," a few Ginsberg poems, and two poems by McClure. (Continued from 76p107.)
Keywords: New American Poetry; West Coast poetry; beat movement; music and literature
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|Allen Ginsberg class on revising autobiographical poems. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class on steps of revising autobiographical poems. The class includes readings of Hart Crane and Percy Shelley and discussions about Gregory Corso, Basil Bunting, and Ezra Pound. The class also includes discussions and reviews of student work.
Keywords: New American Poetry; modernist poetry; romantic poetry; autobiography; beat movement; objectivist
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|Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 33 - Ginsberg, Allen|
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 29, 1980. Ginsberg spends the majority of the class fielding questions from the class and discussing the practice of writing with regards to his own work and the work of his peers. Ginsberg ends the class by singing sections of Blake's "The Songs Of Innocence and of Experience." This is class 33 of 33.
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|A reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima - Part 1 - diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne|
First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," Ginsberg's "A Manifesto," and diPrima's "Loba." (Continues on 74p009.)
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|Allen Ginsberg lecture political poetics part 12July 1989 - Ginsberg, Allen|
The second tape in a two tape series covering political poetics and the Russian poets. Also included are readings of the work of Pablo Neruda and the conept of imagination and emotional breakthrough.
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|Ginsberg Class Improvised Poetics part 2 July 1988 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is the second part to a class from 88P045. Tape begins with Allen Ginsberg and his class discussing images to create text and cliche and the faults associated with insecurity of self image related to writing. Discussion evolves to mention Whitman's "Song of Myself" and Kerouac and their candid nature and the consequences or beauties associated with recreating reality. The class then moves on to language poets and what they embody with a student reading Stephen Rodefer's "Words in Works in R...
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|Carl Rakosi lecture on experimental writing, July, 1993. - Rakosi, Carl|
A Carl Rakosi lecture on experimentation and innovation in writing, examining the role of the reader as well as the writer. He notes the modern emphasis on originality, and looks at the possibilities for innovation in subject matter, form, and language, touching briefly on the work of Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Louis Zukofsky, James Joyce, and Jackson MacLow. Rakosi then turns his attention to the reader...
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|Ginsberg reading Sincerity rap July 1985 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg concludes his reading at the Naropa Institute, featuring "Sincerity rap" and a notebook entry for the day of the reading, 7/21/1985.
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|Allen Ginsberg Class part 1 - Ginsberg, Allen|
The first class in an Allen Ginsberg course on Expansive Poetics. Ginsberg opens the class with a brief history of the topics of courses he has taught in the past. He then explains his expectations for this course and the material he plans to cover in the sourcebook/anthology he is compiling. He then reads Geza Roheim's Children of the desert, Shelley's Hymn to intellectual beauty, Ode to the West Wind and the end of Adonais...
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|Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry, July, 1996. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of an Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry. Ginsberg reads William Blake's "Let the brothels of paris be opened," "The gray monk," "The Mask of anarchy," "The ballad of Sir Patrick Spense," "The Holy land of walsingham" and "Weep you no more, sad fountains," followed by Thomas Wyatt's "My lute awake," "Forget not yet," "They flee from me," "Gasgoyne's lullaby" and "Tickborn's elegy." (Continues on 96P050)
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|Allen Ginsberg workshop, Jack Kerouac Conference. - Ginsberg, Allen|
An Allen Ginsberg workshop featuring student poetry readings. There is also a discussion about style and ordinary mind. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; Buddhism; spirituality and literature
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|Allen Ginsberg class. - Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip|
Allen Ginsberg discusses politics, attitude, anxiety, aggression, and nonviolent action. Ginsberg discusses Rainer Maria Rilke with Philip Whalen, reads an improvised poem, asks a student to do the same, then discusses the process. The tape ends with some talk about Naropa's money problems.
Keywords: New American Poetry; New York School; West Coast poetry; spiritualism and literature; beat movement; political poetry; protest poetry; Buddhism
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|Allen Ginsberg class, Literary history of the Beat generation, the 50's, part 13, May, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Literary History of the Beat Generation, Class #13, taught by Allen Ginsberg. Topics covered: Kerouac's sketching in "Book of Dreams" and "Visions of Cody."
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|Ginsberg Class Improvised Poetics part 1 July 1988 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is a class that Allen Ginsberg taught at the Naropa Institute in 1988 on Improvised Poetics. Ginsberg instructs students in several writing and visualization exercises in order for them to engage mind and its structure and form. He also reads Kerouac's essay, "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose," and then discusses Kerouac and Neil Cassidy stories and techniques extensively with the class. The story of how "First thought, best thought" came about as a play between Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and ...
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|A reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima - Part 2 - diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne|
Second half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Ginsberg's "Stay Away from the White House," "Waldman's "Empty Speech" and diPrima reading from "Revolutionary Letters." (Continued from 74p008.)
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|Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Amiri Baraka reading with Steven Taylor song performance, July, 1992. - Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
First half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Amiri Baraka, and Steven Taylor performing songs. Ginsberg reads "Howl" and "Footnote to Howl." Taylor sings "The virus will take one in ten" and "As I walked out one morning." Waldman reads "May I speak thus" and other poems. Baraka reads "The mind of the president," "The best kept secret," "Masked angel costume," "Changes Changing," "X," "Funk lore," "I am" and other poems...
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|Allen Ginsberg class on William Carlos Williams and prosody - Part 1 - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams and prosody. Included are discussions on Williams's poems: "Thursday," "To Elsie," "Horned Purple," and "The Term." This class also covers the importance of Williams to Robert Creeley and Williams's translations from Chinese. (Continues on 76p051, currently not available.)
Keywords: New American Poetry; Black Mountain School; beat movement; Buddhism; consciousness and literature; objectivism
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|Allen Ginsberg class, Literary history of the Beat generation, the 50's, part 17, May, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's discussing student sketches, the first manuscript of "Howl," and Burroughs's early work including The Yage Letters and "Roosevelt after inauguration." Part 17 of a 20 part series.
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|Allen Ginsberg Class 4 Expansive Poetics - Ginsberg, Allen|
Tape 4 of an 11 Tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on the Futurists, Dadaists, and other literary movents as well as readings of work by such writers as Vladamir Klebnikov and Kurt Schwitters.
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|Allen Ginsberg Class 6 Expansive Poetics - Ginsberg, Allen|
Tape 6 of an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Ginsberg discusses the lives and writing of Anna Akhmatova and Sergey Yesenin.
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|Allen Ginsberg class, On writing poetry, July, 1984. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg class on writing poetry. He begins by referring to William Carlos Williams's exhortation, "No ideas but in things," comparing it to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's statement that "Things are symbols of themselves." He reads from Shakespeare's poetry to illustrate his point. During the lecture, Ginsberg also touches on Haiku, Kerouac, and other topics. (Continued from 84P022)
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|Gary Snyder reading August 1983 - Snyder, Gary|
This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works.
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|Allen Ginsberg Class 8 Expansive Poetics - Ginsberg, Allen|
Tape 8 of an 11 tape series of Allen Ginsbergs class on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on Surrealism and concepts of language and the imagination as well as readings of works by such writers as Tristan Tzara, Philip Lamantia, Andre Breton, Robert Desnos, Vitezslav Nezval, Philippe Soupeau, Francis Picabia, and Benjamin Perret.
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|Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg lecture on dharma poetics, June, 1996. - Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne|
Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg lecture on dharma poetics, including discussions of Lewis Carroll and six impossible ideas before breakfast, poetry as Siddhi, the importance of writers making connections, writing from inside one's own death, Bodhissattva vows and human compassion, poetry as sacrament, the founding of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and various anecdotes. The lecture ends with Ginsberg reciting the Prajna Paramita sutra.
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|Allen Ginsberg class, - Ginsberg, Allen|
A class in Ed Sanders's "Investigative Poetics" series, led by Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg discusses the contemporary political situation and the way in which political situations do and have interacted with poetry, with specific reference to the FBI, CIA, and Secret Service.
Keywords: political poetry
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